Update: Between August and November 2017, the St. Louis Park Police Department is presenting  four sessions to the St. Louis Park City Council regarding the police department’s service delivery model, policy and procedures, critical incidents, and council response to critical incidents. Presentations will take place during city council study sessions, which are open to the public. The first session took place August 14; remaining sessions are scheduled for September 25, October 9 and November 13. View more information about the sessions and presentations from past sessions.

About the Police Department 

The mission of the St. Louis Park Police Department is to provide citizens with quality service, professional conduct and a safe environment in which to live, work and learn. We are committed to an active partnership with our community as we work together to solve problems and prevent crime.

Police Chief Mike HarceyThe department has 55 sworn officers and 17 additional staff members including administrators, support staff, dispatchers, a community liaison and three community service officers.

Core Values

We believe that service to the public is our reason for being, and we strive to deliver quality services in a highly professional and cost-effective manner.

We believe that preventing crime and disorder is the best and most economical law enforcement solution.

We recognize our interdependent relationship with the community we serve, and we are continually sensitive to changing community needs.

We believe that ethics and integrity are the foundation of public trust and confidence, and that all meaningful relationships are built on these values.

We believe that our employees are the department's greatest resource. As professionals, we continually strive to improve the quality of our skills.

Our department's mission, values and goals are, at all times, in harmony with the mission, values and goals of the City of St. Louis Park.

Policing Strategies

In addition to responding to crime and calls for service, the Police Department concentrates efforts on prevention and resolving quality of life issues that affect the well-being of the community. The department uses a number of operational strategies to deliver police services based on the nature of the incident or problem. For more information, read the Policing Strategies document.

Community policing is essential to the success of the St. Louis Park Police Department. Community policing relies on our ability to form partnerships with the community to solve problems and quality of life issues. We also work collaboratively with the community, local, state and federal agencies to enforce state laws and local ordinances. To maintain our strong partnership with the community the St. Louis Park Police Department does not enforce federal immigration laws nor has it ever been our practice to do so. Furthermore, the St. Louis Park Police Department does not intend to ask the immigration status of our community members. We are, however, obligated by federal law to notify federal authorities when a person has been arrested by St. Louis Park police officers for a violation of state or local laws we are tasked to enforce, if the person has a federal detainer, warrant or alert assigned by a federal authority. 

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